Job Outlook & Starting Salaries For New Graduates

The Online Colleges website has presented a closer look at what graduates can expect when they enter the current job market.

What Employers Look For

What attributes are most important?

#1.   Degree Major

#2.  Held Leadership Role

#3.  Extra curriculars

#3.  High GPA

#5.  Volunteer Work

#6.  School Attended

Attributes Employers Look For In A Resume: Team Player, Leadership, Communication Skills, Problem Solving, Strong Work Ethic

73.4% of employers plan to screen by GPA in 2012.

65.4% of employers reported a GPA cutoff of 3.0.

Top Hiring Industries:  Educational Services, Health Care and Social Assistance, Professional, Science and Technical Services, Finance and Insurance, Manufacturing, Utilities, Information Services, Management of Companies

Top Pay (2012 versus 2011)

Business +1

Communication + 3.8

Computer Science +2.4

Education +4.5

Engineering -0.4

Health Sciences -.07

Humanities +.5

Math and Science +2.5